We are fragments of a rainbow That's for sure...If we can each share our love...The future in our hands will shine. Our journey is continuing,
We each have our own goal waiting for us & that's for sure
5-membered idol unit Arashi will be holding charity events in support of the victims of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake at the Tokyo Dome, from June 24 to 26. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to disaster relief.
Arashi was originally scheduled to perform at the Tokyo Dome as part of their nationwide tour, but due to the electricity shortage in Japan, they’ve changed the five Tokyo Dome concerts into charity events instead. The other tour stops were unaffected.
The theme of the events will be “Arashi’s school“. The members will take on the role of teachers to create events that are both fun and educational for their “students”.
Member Matsumoto Jun commented, “(We) want to make it an exciting school where people can have fun and learn what’s important in thinking about Japan’s future.”
Ninomiya Kazunari stated, “(We) want to make it fun in the framework of ‘education’“.
Each of the members will take turns being the “teacher” for the five times the charity event is being held, to a total audience of 225,000 “students”. The members are currently still figuring out the content of the events, but Matsumoto revealed, “We want to do something that you can only do at the Tokyo Dome, and an audience participation model where we can do experiments with the audience together.”
Shortly after the charity events, on July 6th, Arashi will be releasing their 10th original album “Beautiful World“. A nationwide tour named after the album will start from July 24th in Osaka and continue on until January 15th of next year.
Regarding the tour, Ninomiya remarked, “Right after the earthquake, there was a mood of self-discipline, but as someone who is a part of it, I’m happy that the entertainment world is coming back. (I) want (people) to just enjoy the live.”
Last fall, Arashi volunteered to be navigators in a book called “Nippon no Arashi“, which is a book that was exclusive to 40,000 elementary, junior high, and senior high schools in Japan.
Despite high demand, the book hasn’t been on sale to the public…until now.
It’s been decided that a pocket-sized version of this book will be released to the public on June 30th. The group will take you different parts of Japan, and while they are there navigating you through Japan, the book is written by professionals who watched the group’s activities.
The book will costs ¥1,050 ($12.87 USD) and all of the money made from sales will be given to charity to help those effected by the Tohoku disaster.
Arashi’s Sakurai Sho has been chosen as the image character for Morinaga’s ice cream dessert, “pino“. This marks the second consecutive year where he will be representing “pino”, which welcomes its 35th anniversary this year.
In the CM broadcast last year, Sakurai portrayed a pâtissier in-training learning how to make “pino” from an older pâtissier. The new CM for this year will show him as an accomplished pâtissier struggling to create a “pino” with the perfect balance between chocolate and ice cream.
Both the 15-second and 30-second versions of the CM will start airing on May 20th. The “making of” video will also be available on the “pino” website on the 20th.
Arashi's official fanclub reached 1 million members after 10 years since it started.
The Arashi fanclub was started in 2001, 2 years after the group's debut in 1999. After its creation, 90,000 members had joined the official fanclub by its 1st year. Membership began to increase rapidly in 2007. Now the fanclub has reached an important milestone: 1 million members.
Membership through the years:
April 2002 90,000 members
For all reader...i would like to be in hiatus mode for a while...so any update about Arashi wouldn't not be in time as usual. I'm really sorry for sudden notice. But despite of buzy working n encouter a problem with my lappy (currently i'm using my aunt lappy) i try my best to return n give update about Arashi.
According to Japanese online music shop Shinseido, popular idol group Arashi will be releasing a new album and DVD this summer.
The new album is titled “Beautiful World” and is set to release on July 6th. The first press will come with a special booklet and an alternate jacket, and according to Shinseido, it will have seven new songs plus solo songs.
Before the single, they will release a live DVD titled, “ARASHI 10-11 TOUR ‘Scene’ ~Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fukei~ DOME +“. The concert is recorded from their performance at Fukuoka Yahoo! JAPAN Dome on January 19, 2011. It will release on June 15th and the first press will have a premium package, page live photobook, and an alternative jacket. The normal edition will include solo interviews and a music video.
Check out the DVD tracklist below!
< DVD Track List >
T.A.B.O.O (Sakurai Solo)
let me down
Mada Ue wo
Shizuka na Yoru ni (Ohno Solo)
CARNIVAL NIGHT part2
Hadashi no Mirai
YUKAI TSUKAI KAIBUTSUKUN
Come back to me (Matsumoto Solo)
Magical Song (Aiba Solo)
Love so sweet
Kotboba yori Taisetsuna mono
To be free
I apologize for the wrong information from before, I was reading their previous title.